Men's Tennis ACCtion: Saturday, January 31
Jan. 31, 2009
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The No. 18-ranked Florida State men’s tennis team advanced to the second round of the ITA National Indoor Team Championships on Saturday with a 5-0 victory against No. 33 Duke in University Park, Pa. The win was number 142 for Seminole head coach Dwayne Hultquist making him the all-time wins leader at Florida State.
The doubles point came down to a dramatic tiebreaker on court three. FSU won the first doubles match on court one when No. 23-ranked junior Jean-Yves Aubone and sophomore Clint Bowles defeated No. 38 Kiril Dimitrov and Alain Michel 8-3. The Blue Devils (2-1) came right back and won on court two with Reid Carleton and Dylan Arnould upsetting No. 47 seniors Drew Bailey and Maciek Sykut 8-5. The Seminoles (4-2) were able to pull out the point as the team of senior Chris Cloer and junior Vahid Mirzadeh won the tiebreaker over Duke’s Torsten Wietoska and David Holland 9-8(8).
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The No. 5 Virginia men’s tennis team advanced to the 2009 ITA National Team Indoor Championships with a 7-0 win over No. 39 East Tennessee State Saturday night in a qualifying regional final at the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar’s Head Sports Club. The Cavaliers, the reigning ITA National Indoor Champions, advance to the field of 16 next month at the Midtown Tennis Club in Chicago.
Virginia (6-0) opened the match by taking the doubles point. The team of Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) and Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) topped Enrique Oliveras and Alex Ahlgren 8-4 at No. 1 doubles. Dominic Inglot (London, England) and Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) clinched the opening point with their 8-4 win at No. 2 doubles over Charles Bottoni and Grega Teraz. The No. 3 doubles match was abandoned.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Virginia Tech battled back after dropping the doubles point to defeat No. 41 New Mexico, 4-3, in the first round of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Kick-off Weekend. Tech will face No. 1 Ohio State, a 7-0 winner over No. 64 Stetson, in Sunday’s second round at noon (eastern). The event is being played at the Ohio State Varsity Center.
Virginia Tech (1-0), ranked No. 30 in this week’s ITA national poll, lost two of three matches to drop the doubles point, but captured four of the six singles contests to claim the victory.
OXFORD, Miss. - The Wake Forest men's tennis team upset No. 17 Rice 4-1 in the first round of the ITA Team Indoors Kickoff Weekend on Saturday at Ole Miss. The Demon Deacons will now face Mississippi on Sunday at 2 p.m. for a spot in the National Team Indoor Final 16 in Chicago.
Wake Forest took the doubles point 2-1, with wins from Cory Parr/Steven Forman and Jason Morgenstern/Jon Wolff.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland Men's Tennis team shined in it's 2009 home debut, defeating Georgetown in all three doubles matches and all six singles matches. As a team the Terps dropped just one set all afternoon.
The Terrapins' (1-1) sweep of the doubles matches was highlighted by the win of the No. 35-ranked doubles team of Andrew Orban and Boris Fetbroyt. The All-American pair dismissed Georgetown's (1-3) Mike Clarke and Mieszsko Tomczyk, 8-3 at number one doubles.
The Terps also earned wins at doubles from the teams of David Kwon and Nickolai Nielsen, who won 8-3, and Roshan Potarazu and Alex Aksanov, who won 8-4.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - No. 19 North Carolina lost a tough battle to No. 38 VCU at the ITA National Team Indoors Qualifying Saturday afternoon at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.
The No. 5 ranked doubles team of Clay Donato and Taylor Fogleman played long and hard at the No. 1 position. Eight deuces were played in their 12th game as UNC broke serve to win the match by defeating their opponents Benjamin Bouhana and Emil Lindgren 8-4. Donato, ranked No. 73 in singles, defeated his opponent 7-6(4), 6-4 in the No. 1 position. Fogleman, ranked No. 59 in singles, also captured a win at the No. 2 position with a 6-4, 6-3 score.
The doubles team of Andrew Crone and Zach Hunter came from behind to even the score with their opponents, yet dropped a hard fought battle at the No. 2 position losing 9-8(6). Similarly, Brennan Boyajian and Alex Rafiee failed to capture a win at number three doubles with a final score of 7-9.
WACO, Texas - - The Georgia Tech men's tennis team fell to No. 7 Baylor 6-1 at the ITA National Team Indoor Qualifier Saturday at the Baylor Tennis Center in Waco, Texas.
The Yellow Jackets (3-2) come one win short of making the ITA National Team Indoor Championships.
In front of a home crowd, Baylor came out strong from the beginning as the Bears swept doubles play with 8-2, 8-4 and 8-3 victories for the 1-0 lead. Tech freshman Kevin King and sophomore Doug Kenny's first doubles loss of the season came in the 8-4 loss to Baylor's Dominik Mueller and Maros Horny.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The No. 42 NC State men's tennis team fell to No. 48 Arizona, 4-1, on Saturday, Jan. 31, in the second round of the ITA Tennis Indoor National Championship. The Pack won the doubles point, but Arizona won the first four singles matches to take the win. NC State is now 3-3 on the season.
Junior Frideric Prandecki and sophomore Rob Lowe defeated their doubles opponents, Andres Arango and Jason Zafiros, 9-7, at No. 3. Senior Jay Weinacker and freshman Jaime Pulgar took down Jay GOldman and Ravid Hazi, 8-6, at No. 2, to secure the doubles point for the Pack.
Malibu, Calif... – The No. 24 University of Alabama men’s tennis team knocked off the No. 22 Hurricanes, 4-0, on Saturday afternoon in the opening round of the ITA Kickoff Classic at Pepperdine University.
With the loss the Hurricanes fall to 1-2, while the Crimson Tide improves to 2-0. Alabama will square off versus host Pepperdine on Sunday at 10 a.m., with the winner advancing to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Chicago. Miami will play No. 46 Denver on Sunday at 1 p.m. (EST).
WILLIAMSBURG, VA - Marwan Ramadan defeated Clemson's Carlos Alvarez at number-two singles 6-3, 6-3 in clinching the match and leading 63rd-ranked William and Mary to a 4-3 win over 60th-ranked Clemson in a men's intercollegiate tennis match at Williamsburg, VA late Saturday night.
With the win, the Tribe claimed the Championship of the William and Mary Men's Tennis Indoor Tournament at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center.